Dalat is a small, authentic city located in Central Vietnam. Surrounded by mountains, waterfalls and beautiful scenery, Dalat is a great place to base yourself if you enjoy getting active and exploring. With slightly lower temperatures due to higher altitude, Dalat is a nice break from the humidity and heat of the coastal towns. If you’re visiting Dalat purely for activity and waterfalls, there’s not a great deal to do in Dalat town, so 2 days is more than enough.
Things to do
Canyoning at Datanya Falls, located just 7km from Dalat. There are plenty of your operators that offer day trips out to the waterfalls. Canyoning trips involve hiking through the jungle, abseiling down dry rocks and waterfalls, cliff jumping and swimming. We recommend Highland Holiday Tours, a reputable tour company with fantastic staff, high levels of safety and affordable prices.
Mountain biking through the hills and jungles. You can hire a guide, rent bikes or organise it through a tour operator.
Enjoy a stroll around the night markets where you’ll find fruits, meat, jewellery and winter clothing.
Sit by the Lake for a spot of lunch or a few drinks at dusk. Be wary that temperatures can drop to around 15/16 degrees Celsius in the evenings, so if you’re lakeside you may want to wrap up.
There is plenty of accommodation around Dalat, and it’s a fairly small place anyway so you should find it easy to remain fairly central. If you use the Lake as your marker, find somewhere located on one of the roads heading away from the lake. There are few luxurious resorts, however you will easily find a decent hostel or hotel that’s within your budget.